Areas of Practice

Maritime Injuries

When you are injured due to a maritime accident, different laws apply to each specific injury and its cause. Our attorneys at Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP have experience with these maritime laws and we use our knowledge and expertise to fight for your legal maritime rights.

Back Injury

Maritime workers are often required to repeatedly handle heavy cargo, climb ladders and accomplish labor-intensive tasks. Sometimes these tasks result in stress and strain on the back and neck and overtime, can lead to serious back injuries leaving a worker unable to perform his duties. One slip on deck, one improper lift, or one fall from a ladder may leave someone with a maritime back, neck or spinal cord injury. The pain and recovery can last well beyond time given for sick leave, and wages start to suffer.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP believes your finances should be the last thing on your mind when recovering from a back, neck or spinal cord injury. Your maritime injury, regardless of the cause, deserves justice and compensation. Let us relieve the monetary stress on you and your family by fighting for your rights under the maritime laws specific to your injury.

Loss of Limb

With so many manual tasks aboard a ship, hands and limbs are often at risk of severe injury or even amputation. Heavy equipment, flammable fuels and improperly installed cables and wires all contribute to amputation factors for maritime workers.

After a loss of a hand or limb, life becomes a new normal for a maritime worker and his family, and involves surgeries, various physical therapies and even a new job and set of skills. It is a stressful and traumatic time and requires support from your medical team, your family, and a knowledgeable law firm to fight for your compensation.

At Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP, we believe your employer should be held accountable for such a devastating injury to you and your family. We fight for your deserved compensation, medical expenses and future income loss as a result of your maritime injury. We know how to work with experts and medical specialists to ensure you are receiving your due.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are most common in an engine room or the galley of a ship, where explosions and/or contact with hot fluids and objects can occur. *

Burn injuries are the most physically painful of all maritime injuries, due to the slow and extensive healing process. Physical and emotional scars are long lasting and the pain extends to your family as you learn to live with a new life.

Medical support is crucial in these times to assist in the healing and prevention of infections and amputations. Just as crucial is a legal team able to competently resolve such cases to award you the best justice you deserve.

Our team at Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP work diligently for you and your family to provide just compensation, so you can solely concentrate on a successful recovery.

Chemical Exposure

Chemical exposure in a maritime environment results from improper ventilation, incorrect protective equipment or inadequate safety training. Maritime employees have a legal right to expect a safe work environment, and if you have had an injury due to chemical exposure in your maritime workplace, you deserve someone in your corner, fighting for your rights.

Workers suffering from chemical exposure risk respiratory problems, asphyxiation, lung cancer, brain injuries and more, so please contact Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP as soon as possible. We will use our expertise in this area to coordinate with the appropriate experts and medical specialists to accurately prove your case.

Head and Brain Injury

Maritime vessels frequently have slippery or wet decks, swinging objects and enclosed spaces, which can all lead to accidents that result in head injuries of varying degrees. Sometimes a head injury is immediately apparent, such as lacerations or balance issues. Other times, however, head injuries do not present themselves until later, such as internal bleeding, memory loss or concussions. That is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately, regardless of your symptoms or lack of, in order to monitor and assess your injuries correctly.

If you or a loved one has sustained a head or brain injury during a maritime accident, insurance and maritime companies are quick to offer minimal settlements to you and your family right away. Do not agree to this. Contact us at 866-494-4786 immediately, so we can fight for your rights to fair compensation. By learning the full extent of your injuries and the appropriate amount of medical expenses it will require, both now and in the future, we will focus our efforts in securing your justice and financial peace of mind.

We have the experience needed to deal with large maritime companies to win you your life back. Please call us if you have been injured in a maritime accident at 866-494-4786 for your free consultation.